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, rob. nk you. thank you, rob. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- travel nightmare. the blinding whiteout conditions bring danger to busy roads and strand airline travelers. >> this morning's watches, warnings, and how they could impact your holiday travel plans. it's thursday, december 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good thursday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> hi, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we'll check in with accuweather in just a second, as those storms move east this morning. >>> and then on capitol hill, a political storm. what the speaker of the house plans to do today to avoid that fiscal cliff and how the white house is already speaking out against it. >> oh, my, my. here we go again. >> how many days left, fellas? we've got to move to the middle at some point. >>> and also this morning, the viral video that captivated the world. you see an eagle. he appears to be a kidnapper. we'll show you why this is nothing but a hoax, and a lesson not to believe everything you see on the internet. and i will say, i called it yesterda
. good morning to you, rob and paula. the president's announcement of his new national security team could come any day now. and with susan rice out of the running, we're getting a clearer picture of the top contenders. president obama's new national security team is taking shape. first, secretary of state. u.n. ambassador, susan rice, who has been at the center of controversy over the obama administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, pulled her name out of contention. telling nbc, she doesn't want to be a distraction. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive. >> reporter: with rice no longer in the running, senator john kerry of massachusetts seems the president's likely pick. >> i have no comments on the process. >> reporter: next, secretary of defense. senator kerry's name was floated for the job. but senator chuck hagel, a vietnam veteran and a republican, who became a critic of the iraq war, seems to have the edge. there's also the top job at the cia. the acting dire
million each. right, rob? but they have yet to decide if they're going to quit their job. >> yeah, okay. she plans to buy a home and take care of her children and six grandkids. >> he is missing several front teeth says dental work is on his agenda. >> let's not go there. they've been playing powerball twice a week for the past ten months. you can't make this stuff up, folks. >> he said it. don't write us on facebook. no one is making fun, he said that he's going to get his chompers together. >> that's touching. >> not going there. >>> coming up next, searching for trends among the big nominees of this year's golden globe -- >>> searching for last-minute deals as holiday airfares go sky high. how you can save some money with expert advice. keep smiling. "world news now" continues. >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >>> welcome back. if you've started looking at airline fares, you know prices are way up. you just waited too long. >> that's it. the longer you wait to book your flight, the more
, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll show you the storm damage and also get the latest from accuweather coming up. we hate to see a storm to close to christmas. >> but a white christmas. >> it's pretty if you can beat out mother nature. we hope you have safe travels. >>> also, a scathing new report on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. a long-awaited report, highly anticipated report. interesting where they're laying the blame in all this. >>> also this morning, if gun debate from american board rooms to classrooms to capitol hill. one major motivating factor to change assault weapon laws is money. we'll explain. >>> less than a week after that massacre in connecticut, we'll tell you who is behind a raffle to give away assault rifles. talk about interesting timing to say the least. >> timing is everything. >> ain't it? >>> we begin with a powerful blizzard on the move this morning. up to a foot of snow and fierce winds whipping across a big chunk of the nation. >> winter storm watches and warnings are
, rob. good morning, paula. we have no comment on this from the u.s. but the iranians claim they brought down what's known as a scan eagle drone, after it violated iranian air space. it's right now in an iranian studio. it's a small surveillance drone. u.s. navy captains used them to watch their own ships. this is not an armed drone. if the iranians brought it down, the u.s. will see that as a very aggressive action. last month, the iranians tried to shoot down a u.s. drone in the same place. almost exactly a year ago, the iranians brought down a high-tech drone, one used by the cia. that was inside iranian territory. as you said, this will raise tensions in a very sensitive area. u.s. has thousands of service members in the gulf, just a few miles from iran. and the u.s. continues to accuse iran of trying to develop a nuclear weapon. ron? paula? >> nick schifrin with the latest from london. thank you, nick. we'll see you in just a moment. >>> also from london, kate middleton, the duchess of cambridge, is hospitalized there, for a second day. doctors are keeping a close eye on the 30-year
mountains.. a road blocked by a mudslide is back open again. kron-4's rob fladeboe has more on that. >> with a 10 mi., 25 minute a deep toward a census of the residence and visitors have the use of vine hill road.. blake royce was the first one to cross the single-lane fix through the slide zone. >> it is important to be able to use this the other will only other alternative is a long whey a round. >> a road crew worked through the rain wednesday putting the finishing touches on a 3-day, temporary repair job that required hundreds of sanbags, concrete k-rail barriers, hot asphalt mix and thousands of square feet of plastic to keep the rain from undermining their handiwork. >> one car at a time. there is no reason for anybody to be in a hurry. it is still slippery. >> a permanent fix could take months. funding for road repairs is scarce and there's a long list of storm-damaged roads dating back two years or more. but vine hill resident andra london says one lane is better than none. >> it keeps people from going too fast people tend to go a bit quick because of the freeway. >> so we
. >> exactly. you were the creative consultant from 1984 to 2009. but as rob mentioned, you've contributed to 400 consecutive issues, dating back to '66. how many straight issues, and give us an example of your most popular work. >> i did a lot of the "star wars" takeoffs. one of my favorite stories about the "star wars" takeoff, after the first issue -- the first satire i did, mort and i both got a letter from george lucas saying there should be an academy award for satire, one for mort drucker, one for dick debartolo, and i totally enjoyed it. two days later, we get a letter from lucas' attorneys. we are suing you for your infringement of our "star wars" property. so i said to the publisher back then, what are you going to do? he said, i'm writing, gee, george liked it. and they sent him a copy of the letter. never heard from them again. >> and the height of its circulation, 2 million subscribers. this was a huge cultural force in the country. what do you think was the secret to its success and what is it like to be on the inside of that? >> well, you know what? it was the first magazine
>>> good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we begin with the deadly blast of blowing snow, still battering the midwest on this first day of winter. and triggering warnings and watches across the country in 13 states. >> the blizzard is moving east this morning, after dumping nearly two feet of snow in madison, wisconsin. about a foot in des moines and dubuque. at least six people were killed, including 2 in a 25-car pileup in iowa. >> whiteouts were so treacherous, along stretch of interstate 35 was shut down. and the national guard was called in to help all those stranded drivers. the conditions dangerous for reporters, as well. >> the wind on interstate 80 is absolutely incredible. and it's just whipping from the north to the south. there's about a sheet of ice -- that was the one. >> blowing snow is really the problem here. it has stopped falling. but you can hardly tell. the cars still litter the side of the highway. there's incredible whiteout up and down i-80. >> i'm impressed that guy didn't fall. the storm is putting a damper o
'm rob nelson. serious news to get to this morning. holiday festivities turned to bloodshed and fear when that masked man went on a shooting rampage. >>> also this morning, north korea makes a bold military move, launching a long-range ballistic missile. what that means for the u.s. and for the rest of the world. >>> it's really taking the united states government by surprise, too. and hair ye, hair ye, a burglary suspect's bizarre behavior make for an interesting day in a south florida courtroom. >>> later, prosecutors really want to throw the book now at, wait for it, yeah, lindsay lohan. the punishment she could now face. that is coming up in "the skinny." if she made half as many headlines for her acting than her legal trouble, she'd be in a much better spot. this time prosecutors are fed up. they are looking to take drastic action. so see how that plays out. >> i think she's on her second round of nine lives. >>> authorities say they have tentatively identified that gunman who walked into a shopping mall in portland, oregon, and opened fires on thousands of holiday shoppers. >> polic
accuweather. good morning, andrew. >> thank you, and good morning, rob and brandi. unsettled christmas across much of the south. severe weather threat. the main focus between interstate 10 and 20. a threat for damaging wind gusts, large hail and tornadoes. this will impact baton rouge, new orleans, mobile, even into southern and central portions of mississippi and alabama and the western panhandle of florida. on the backside of this system, heavy snowfall from the intermountain west. that's across the sooner state that could pick up half a foot. rob and brandi, back to you. >> thanks a lot, andrew. >>> and it is a sad christmas morning in a suburb outside of rochester, new york. friends, family and neighbors are mourning the volunteer firefighters who were fatally shot as they responded to a fire call. the shooter identified as a 62-year-old ex-con killed himself. seven homes burned down. the gunman's sister is among those still unaccounted for. >>> now we turn to syria, where christians are praying for peace in their war-torn country on this christmas day. because of security reasons, church
't been this much attention on a royal pregnancy since princess diana. rob and paula? >> congratulations, kate, william. >>> while we are speaking of little ones. it is never too early to start looking for the next great olympic swimmers. think michael phelps and missy frankl franklin. here they are. williams -- >> the nine months olds are ordinarily relaxed in the water and swing a full length of the pool unassisted, no floaties, nothing except their swim diapers. >> wow. >> amazing. >> dad says since they were born in this olympic year. maybe it will keep swimming to the games in 2028. one stroke at a time, dad. calm down. but i've never seen a baby that young without any protection at all, just going. >> i have seen classes, infant swim. they teach the kids to flip over, especially in states where they have outdoor pools. florida, arizona, they teach them if they flip on their backs and cry for help. >> never seen that. >> 9 months old. >> i have never seen swim. this class teaches them to tread. >> swim better than willis. that is amazing. >> you got that right! >>> coming up, you ca
," everybody. >> i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the discouraging situation on the fiscal cliff in just a moment. and we do have even a visual this morning. >> not yet. >> going to wait for it? very high tech. >> so high tech. working on this prop all day. all morning. >> weeks of planning. >>> we also have a major development in the case of software mogul john mcafee he was actually arrested last night. and this morning, police are taking more action after he tried to seek asylum in guatemala. a strange story gets even stranger. again he is now under arrest. >> bizarre to the nth degree there. >> yeah. >>> also this morning -- weeding through all the details on washington state's new law. [ coughing ] taking effect this morning. get it? that legalizes recreational marijuana use. i need you to cough please. [ coughing ] where can you light up? where can you not? >> yeah. all details. we don't want to leave you high and dry on the story. all the details on that. coming up. whew, man, willis put it down. >>> and later this half hour, rihanna sings a new career tune. if you are a fan you may be soo
. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. in a moment, what that one-time insider from syria's chemical weapons program is saying now. if you weren't nervous about the situation before, after listening to this guy, plenty of reason for the world to be nervous what's going on inside syria. but also this half hour, the ultimate sacrifice. the member of the navy s.e.a.l. team 6 killed while freeing an american doctor from the taliban has been identified. we'll find out more about this fallen hero. >>> tom hanks is standing up for heroes. how the hollywood star is helping an army staff sergeant who just returned from afghanistan. >> very cool story. it was a prank in the best sense of the word. >>> and later, beyonce scores a $50 million deal. a sweet payday from a soft drink company. all the details coming up. >> keep reading. >> coming up in the -- whew, in "the skinny." we'll share some good beyonce news this morning. >> i don't think she's really worried. >> she's doing her thing. >>> but first, some very telling words from
." >> good morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll update the investigation in connecticut in our top story coming up in just a second. as of course, mourners overcome with grief pay their respects to the first two victims of the sandy hook shooting. a town coming together in some attempt to carry on. but as you can see, their emotions still so very raw. >> we're going to see so many funerals throughout the week. it will definitely be a tragic sight. >> two down, but 25, 24 more to go for those people killed in the school. >>> also this morning, school campuses on edge from coast to coast. security is first and foremost as copycats pose threats that police are taking seriously. sad that cowards out there would take advantage of such a tragic situation. >> there was another scare at a school district less than 20 miles from sandy hook. they had schools on lockdown. on top of that, i couldn't get my mind around the idea, there was a bomb threat called into that vigil sunday night. so unbelievably sad moment, someone was sick enough to call in and threaten the v
. the gunman robbed four customers some an employee of cash, cell phones and jewelry, and cash from the register. no one was injured. >>> time to get a check on the weather. leigh glaser is off today. lisa is here. >> lisa: the rain has moved out but the cold air has settled in. i'll athlete no whether any rain cloud will get in the way of your new year's forecast. >>> san francisco fire investigator are trying to determine the cause of a three-blame alarm blaze that ripped through three homesle more than 40 people were displaced by the fire but no residents were hurt. one firefighter was treated for dehide addition and an injured shoulder. more than 140 responders were on the scene and kick action is credited for preventing a bigger disaster. >> did a great job. setting up the command system. >> ama: investigators say the fire erupted in the rear of a lower level apartment unit and there were working smoke detectors in the build writh started. >> on the peninsula, three horses were killed on highway 2880 after escaping from a farm. two horses were struck by a car around 5:00 a.m.,
rob black is coming up with the winnersand he tells us about pepsi major shake-up. update. stocks started the week up - with investors reacting to some progress in dow was up 100 points. the nasdaq was up nearly 40.and the s&p was up 17 points. the tragedy with assault weapons bans and really it is having an impact on the maker of these weapons? >> yes. keep in mind smith and wesson, was a public critic company the stock want it to increase. half do we really need a 30 clipper magazine? huffed i know that the right to bear arms is the argument but perhaps there is the argument of having weapons to fight the people with weapons? >> also, pepsi. they are changing their recipe. do you think that it is going to be impacting? >> do you drink pepsi? >> i drink coca-cola >> diet pepsi is no. 7, tie it coke is clearly dominating. diet coke clearly dominates. they are going to be using two different sweeteners for diet pepsi. their market share is 4.9%. diet coke is 9.6%. we drank a lot of soft drinks. it is really about the brand. it is all about understanding the products. >> and also be
... in identifing a man who was found dead in a rain- swollen creek in capitola early this morning. as kron-4's rob fladeboe explains.. the discovery comes right after after a homeless man was reported missing.. and investigators are wondering if there is a connection. no decision today on the fate of same-sex marriage in supreme court will not make an announcement until at least monday ... if then, on whether it will even review proposition 8.. supporters of the ban on same sex marriage appealed to the u.s. supreme court after lower courts found the ban un- constitutional.. if the court decides not to hear the case.. same sex marriages will be able to resume in california .. if the court 'does' decide to hear the case.. arguments would take place in the spring. the court also has the option of delaying consideration of whether to take up the appeal until a later date. >> earlier, rebrob fladeboe unmentioned mention< the coroner and santa cruz county search and rescue team pulled the body of an uniddentified male from soquel creek along bay avenue shortly before 11 friday. police at the time d
jim dicky is tracking this mess. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob and sunny. still feeling the effects of our major winder storm here. the swath of snow on the back side of wisconsin, illinois. the wind staying gusty. even though the snow has ended, blowing and drifting snow continuing blizzard conditions for many spots. watch out on i-80 here. a treacherous morning commute. the storm tracked into the northeast. winds out of the north and west. major lake-effect snow into the weekend. rob and sunny, back to you. >> jim, thanks a lot, sir. >>> sunny, as you know, christmastime is tamale time and one maker in texas is operating on overdrive. >> the workers at the texas tamale company are cranking out their christmas tamales as fast as they can and they aren't just selling them to the locals. >> what is the food item again? >> tamale. >> what is it? >> tamale. >> tamales are being sent to folks in new england and the pacific northwest, as well. then there are those overseas. shipments are going to the virgin islands, australia, japan and even guam. everybody loves it. >> i lov
, america. i'm rob nelson. thank you for joining us. today, the strange case of john mcafee got a whole lot stranger later in our top story. >>> also this half hour, a flight school student caught in a gruesome propeller accident. how his quick-thinking instructor helped save his life. >> unbelievable. >> remember that story a few months ago, lauren scruggs, walked into the propeller. >> same thing. same thing here. >>> also ahead, details on what sent kate middleton to the hospital and when. we also have an update from london on how she is doing right now. >> and then "malcolm in the middle" star, frankie muniz recovering from a really startling health care much more common in people a whole lot older than he is. what he's telling his fans on twitter on his 27th birthday. that's coming up in "the skin " skinny." stay tuned. a very bizarre story. >>> a major development in the bizarre legal tale involving software pioneer john mcafee. >> he is now in guatemala where he plans to ask for asylum later today. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: after weeks on the run, software found
in santa cruz county. kron four's rob fladeboe has the story now... from capitola. the coroner and santa cruz county search and rescue team pulled the body of an uniddentified male from soquel creek along bay avenue shortly before 11 a.m. >> at this point it does not look like there is anything suspicious. simply that it is a person that that is a submerged in water, deceased. >> friday. police at the time could not say if the man drowned or whether his death is storm-related. police were also checking to see whether the grim discovery is related to the search for a missing man named christian deward, whose picture is posted on a nearby bridge over the creek. police urged others to steer clear of this and other areas creeks and streams which are on the rise. >> is really dangerous my advice would be to stay away from the creeks. we do not know exactly how he ended up in the creeks but of course through this investigation we will hopefully be able to determine that. in santa cruz, rob fladeboe, kron 4 news. >> tracking the storm live in the north-bay, kron4's dan kerman. dan, you're
jennings. highway patrol announced suspects are in custody accused of robbing toll takers on the carquinez bridge. terry mcsweeney joins us live. >> reporter: they just announced three suspects are in custody for the crime spree that began in the fall last year to the spring of this year all suspects from vallejo. this happened carquinez bridge toll chp says the three in custody would drive up to the booths, usually show weapons, demand money and off they would go. complicating the investigation they wore ski masks and driving stolen cars. i asked how they found the suspects? >> it has been a year and a half long investigation. i work with vallejo police and figured out who were the car thiefs in vallejo and figured out who was who and we had evidence and the evidence was submitted and went from there. >> reporter: the three men are 30-year-old chris miller, 43-year-old robert white, 47-year-old david morales, tied to three of the 10 robberies that occurred. the entire 10 robberies netted $ ,000. according -- netted $6,000. according to the investigators, more arrests are expected. terry m
>>> ktvu was first to break the story of tolltakers getting robbed at gunpoint at the carquines bridge. today, the chp says they've got their men behind the crime. >>> good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. three people are now in custody after a string of tollbooth robberies at the carquines bridge. new at noon, ktvu's claudine wong joins us live to explain who is in custody and the team effort it took to track them down. good afternoon, claudine. >> reporter: good afternoon. three men from vallejo behind bars at this hour for a series of robberies that took place here at the toll plaza. the chp said the robbers would pull up to the booth in ski masks, get out of the car, pull out a weapon and demand money. it happened at least ten times, starting at the end of 2011 through may of 2012. an estimated 5,000 stolen. >> i think it was a crime of opportunity. >> reporter: this man says he figured out who the suspects were in august. david more rales was already behind bars for a different crime. christopher miller was arrested last wednesday in fair field. yesterday morning, 43-year-old
and losers with financial expert rob black. >> colder weather on tap for tomorrow. we would get a check on your forecast and george is following hot spots on the traffic front. (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 9:00 a.m. starts now. >> the top stores were falling on this tuesday december 18th it is back to school this morning for many students in new town conn. the scene of the shooting is still closed. we will get the latest developments in just a couple of minutes. >> for to go to george with an update on the hot spots. >> we have been trekking to over the last 45 minutes. interstate 6 a deal with the san ramon valley leading to danville of walnut creek. and marin county. >> they're both completely cleared on 68 southbound. we are starting to see traffic move. this back up usually last until about 915 or 920. it is at 9:00 that the diamond lane the restriction is lifted from 680 southbound at love on the road. >> once that occurred there is an extra lane of traffic to the san ramon valley. >> currently we are looking at a reductio
teeth. >> it seems so excessive. if what they wanted to do was rob the guy, you have enough to hold his arms and the other take the wallet. why did they have to viciously beat him like that if they wanted to steal. it makes no sense. >>> you're looking at 16 tiger sharks off the shore of perth, australia. see that? the beach had to be evacuated while the tiger sharks 1 to 3 meters long were feeding on a dolphin carcass. it doesn't happen that often. >> i can't recall off the top of my head seeing anything remotely off this. the sight of sharks feeding off the water's edge is amazing. >> people could actually see the tiger sharks feeding on that dolphin. >> pretty cool especially how close they are. you could see the stripes on that tiger. >> what you need to know is tiger sharks have been known to attack humans. there has not been a fatality from a tiger shark since 1930. >> like i'm going to walt and see what kind of shark that is. i'm out. >> the rest of the vacation, stay in ankle deep water. >> i was in there. >> it's their home. we're just vacationing in it >> they can go somewhe e
time. we hear from the woman robbed because of her pronunciation and southern accent. >> 300. >> "s." >> yeah, four of them. >> all right. >> she was on a roll, cruising her way towards thousands on wheel of fortune. >> "n." >> three ns. >> renee can taste victory. she's got the winning answer. >> i'd like to solve. >> yep. >> seven swans a swimin'. >> or so she thought. even host pat say jack has to backtrack. >> seven swans a swimin' -- >> yeah, that's not. >> that's kind of how i speak, you know, being from florida and i had asked for the "g," so i knew it was there. >> judges said it violated the rules because it was spoken in vernacul vernacular. wheel of fortune hates southerners,. >> if you start to swing thele song it's seven swans a swimin'. >> do you know what happened there? >> no. >> definitely spun the tone of the show and the moments that i thought i had and i lost it and then it wound up costing me the show. >> well, the judges may be grinches, they didn't steal her christmas spirit. even if she sings it seven swans a swimin'. >> i had an absolute amazing experience.
in conducting funny sting operations to rob prostitutes. but there pleaded guilty and is in prison. >> we will be right back. last weekend's storms forced the closure of major rose through the us and a national park area. it comes about 5 ft. of snow and park officials close ties of love pass for the rest of the winter season. the close glacier point road a popular destination to overlook yosemite valley. rose said the close on late fall when heavy snows arrive and reopen when weather conditions allowed in the spring. >> u.k. metals and is in the hospital again where she is spending a second day being treated for hyper and nemesis and gravid very ample are ag. this is severe morning sickness and systems symptoms include extreme nausea and vomiting. it is only fair incentive to 3 percent of pregnant women. it is more common with women pregnant with twins and women carrying a girl. the eye, the speculation! were officials announced just a decade is pregnant and suffering from a severe form of morning sickness that can lead to dehydration are if left untreated. the palace says that when she
, and the surrounding neighborhood, was cordoned off amid a manhunt for a burglary suspect. kron four's rob fladeboe has the latest on the search. and how it made for some anxious moments at the pre- school. >>reporter: as the manhunt for one suspect played out up the street, parents arrived to pick up their kids at the locked down good samaritan pre-school, many saying they couldn't help school shooting. >> i know that my child is going to be safe and that the staff will take care of them. but after last week's event is a bit unnverving.. if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, you can email us at peoplebehavingbadly@kron4.co m the pre school was locked down after sunnyvale police stopped this car for speeding on south wolf road. based on evidence found in it's occupants may be burglaries. >> the vehicle pulled over and sped off again. near wolfe road and the three occupants fled the vehicle when it came to stop. >>reporter: two of the three suspects were chased down and caught while a 3rd escaped into a nearby residential area. teams of police and could be seen going through the neighborhood
operations to rob a prostitutes. >> this video is of the home that prosecutors say it was littered with trash and overrun by dogs. 63 year-old jennifer ngo and 25 year-old son, charros nguyen, entered the pleas to multiple counts of abuse. one of the families of adult doors, and margarete ngo, also pleaded. prosecutors say more than a dozen mentally ill men and women, many of them vietnamese immigrants, stayed at home. in addition to the deplorable conditions, some of the residents told authorities that they were beaten, denied food and medication and had their social security and disability benefits taken. >> >> welcome back. new this morning. a new census data shows a clear and sustained drop in a legal emigration. if this is more than a decade of increases. the number of illegal immigrants in the u.s. dropped to 11.1 million last year after a peak of 12 million in 2007. for the first time since 1910 immigrants from asia topped hispanic immigration. >> police took 30 year-old naeem davis into custody on the same day the family of the victim, 58 year-oldki-s uck han, spoke to the press. davi
. >>> good monday morning, i'm sunny hostin, paula faris is off. >> i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >>> we begin this monday with daring u.s. military raid thaet saved the life of an american doctor held hostage in afghanistan. it cost a member of the elite s.e.a.l. team six. >> the president said he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our country to stay strong, safe, and free. >> leon panetta added in this fallen hero and our special operator, americans see the highest ideals of citizenship, sacrifice and service upheld. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. to rescue this man, philip jose joseph, an american doctor working for morning star development. >> it's team with lots of training on hostage rescues. until you get in there and do it, you don't know what you'll find. >> reporter: two colleagues and the doctor were returns from a medical facility when they were kidnapped. they were taken to a mountainous region close to the pakistan border. the afghan captives were released. joseph wasn't. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's l
introduce an assault weapons ban on the first day of the next congress in january. rob and paula, back to you. >> that does bring us to our facebook question of the day. >> what is your advice to lawmakers as they debate the gun control laws. join the heated discussion on our fan page and we're going to read your responses on the air. as she just alluded to that assault weapons ban was from 1994 to 2004. if you look at the long-term effects, they said there was no change, maybe a small decrease in the mass shootings, but overall, not a decrease in violence. >> the jury is out. yesterday, according to a 2004 university of pennsylvania study about the ban, the number of people killed in mass shootings did go down in the years the ban was in effect except for '99. that was columbine, as we all remember. but because mass shootings are relatively rare, it's difficult to tell whether this was caused by the ban. the president has given a lot of lip service to gun control because of the national outrage. but this is a president who has been much more friendly to gun owners than gun control adv
with you, if you're not able to sleep right now. >> and i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. i am so happy to be here. happy to be inside and away from all this weather we're seeing. in so much of the country. hoping everyone has a very safe morning. if you're on the roads, be very safe. >>> more than 1600 flights have already been canceled by the big winter hit. we'll check in with accuweather in a moment. >>> but also ahead, we're going to take you up in arms. the gun owners who are furious after a newspaper published their names and addresses and how public records are sparking a public outrage. >>> also, talk about what a year in politics. where do we even start? we're going to look back at the biggest campaign moments of the hardest fought fight of 2012. hopefully we can shrink that down into just a couple of minutes, because there's so much. >>> and later. a very good news story. you're going to want to stick around for this. lost and found. an owner is reunited with a cat that had been missing for seven years. the unlikely journey with a very happy ending. >> we'll tell you how it h
and i'm liking it. i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. >> and i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. she's on assignment. this is our last day on the desk together, my friend. >> it's been great. >> it has been great. but you still haven't got much sleep. >> i'm on like three hours sleep. but our viewers out there, they call themselves insomniacs. so i wanted to join them. >> okay. you wanted to feel the same emotions that you're experiencing right now. >> it's all about the love, it's all about the love. >> yeah, right. >> we appreciate you joining us today, being up this early with us. coming up in this half hour, we'll take a look back at the life of general norman schwarzkopf and his long list of awards and honors. >>> also this half hour, it is down to the wire in washington, d.c. yes, the fiscal cliff now just four days away. can a last-ditch meeting today really, really lead to a deal? really? >> i hope so, because i'm heading to washington tomorrow. but we're going to bring you another story. you're going to want to see this. a daycare burglary that turns into child's play. oh, m
was found dead in a rain swollen creek then capitola early friday morning. as kron4 as rob/a boy explains the discovery comes right after a homeless man was reported missing and investigators are wondering if there is a connection. >> this is a the creek and this is where the body was recovered. police also checking to see whether the discovery might be related to the search of another missing man was missing. his pitcher was posted on a bridge over the creek. police are advising others in the area to stay clear of these areas. >> this is really dangerous and my advice is free to stay away from the creeks and we do not know how the in the bin here but of course through an investigation will be able to determine that. >> and berkeley, 900 people who needed an ambulance service may be victims of identity theft. if city officials say that names, social security numbers and our face may have been compromised. the death is connected to an employee at a florida-based company which processes bills for berkeley's ambulance services. no medical information was taken. but officials say that custome
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and tied up the family robbing them of many belongings. the victims were not injured-that's it is unclear how many fell members live in the home and it is not clear their ages. the three suspects are being described as black male adults that were wearing masks. the s f p d is asking the public for help if they haven't any information that may be useful. >> >> it is 7:15 a.m.. let's talk about the weather. we do have wet weather outside. the rain is coming down. here is a live shot from s f o. jackie what is the situation? >> it is dry write-down and a i am not where my rain jacket just yet. for most of the morning until about 5:30 a.m. we had a pretty steady rain and then it stopped about a half hour ago. i was inside the terminal not too long ago and the good news is that it has not had any affect on the people flying. we will see a lot of crowds and and it's time we have weathered changes its can obviously put a damper on travel. so far we are keeping our fingers crossed. for now it is dry and i am not putting away my rain jacket just yet. >> there are 45 betted delay it is pretty light
at robbed and plymouth the air. because of that they have had to substitute one bus run for the train. jackie sissel says they may be picking that up sometime soon. >> let's go live to jackie on the scene live this morning. >> i can tell you that fire officials remain out here and the hose is lying across broad street. they may be opening the tracks and the next 15 to 20 minutes. there's several people that were displaced by this early morning fire. they got a call about 53283 story, multiple unit apartment complex. it second story apartment was on fire. league to alarm fire forced 38 people about into the cold. the unit that sustained the most damage will be long-term damage at four the neighbors. initially we were told there is a firefighter at that severed some smoke inhalation. i talked to the captain and said he had no information for that. >> it looks like there's a fire station right next to the building. is that an old fire station? >> that was the first question i asked. it is an old firehouse but it is no longer in service. it has been vacant for several years apparently. >>
station, rob and some friends are shuttling, tying, and loading. >> the previous oregon, got six feet of water i got i it. it got it after it was destroyed. but just trying to protect my asset. >> his property was among those hit in 2005 when the napa river and neighboring creeks swept over their banks. in an effort to hold off any flood can now, they're placing sandbags through the property. >> sand bags in front of the gate, and 50 around the entrances of the house. >> the napa river could rice as -- rises a high as two feet but not expected to overflow the banks, especially downtown. those affected by nearby creeks. >> do you have any plans on taking off? >> i have a second story so i'm going up. >> now, if the napa river does go over its banks, a few public areas have been closed. the downtown river walk promenade, the ox bow preserve, and right where we're standing at the veterans memorial park, they're closed tomorrow afternoon. abc-7. >> ama: another area of concern tonight is the russian river. a flood warning is in effect. the river is already high right now but could get hi
cracking noises at 5:00 a.m. in front of rob porter's home. >> and then there was a large -- probably five minutes after the crack lig, a huge thud. >> in all the department of public works cleaned up the trees. it is real busy. >> this latest storm spared no neighborhood. it was snapped near moraga street. there was sig president cay -- significant street flooding. two large branches landed on one of the thoroughfares. and in city heights, a tree uprooted taking part of the street with it. a prius on the street was also damaged. >> you can replace a car, and some of the streets have been here 80 years. >> despite the loss of some trees, the city says as little property damage and no injuries. although at this home, the family dog did come close to getting hurt. a large tree belonging to the house two doors down came crashing down on their backyard. >> i was thankful it didn't land on my dog. that would be tragic. i am glad he ran. he has big, long legs so he could run. >> the department of public as beenm-related mess has been cleaned up. the rest should be cleared away tomorrow. live in
muller in for rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. i cannot believe it is the morn of new year's eve. >> isn't that crazy? christmas is in the rear-view mirror. here we are, new year's eve. >> 2013. >> 2013. i remember when 1999 was like, you know, a million years away. and here we are, 2013. >> where has the time gone and what did you do in 2012?
cost her nearly $4,000. the online outrage, she was robbed. this couple on fox's million door money came before the walkman. wrong. they lost 800. the internet hordes offered them another shot. >> and on who wants to be a millionaire, this guy is the second biggest -- computer said he was wrong. >> david, i'm sorry. >> turned out he was right. came back for a do-over and went home with 125 grand. game show guests are very, very rich. after the scandals of the 1950s when shows like 21 were fixed to keep contestants in the mix, congress made it illegal. with the game shows, it's the tightest controlled tv show. >> it was easy to do. you did it in the very nag char and left off the g in seven swans aswim n. >> you're harsh, pat, harsh. >> that's rough. in san francisco a driver was charged with reckless driving after knocking over a light pole at at&t park. police say the unlicensed driver was going 60-miles-an-hour and tried to beat the red light. he stwoarved avoid pedestrians in the crosswalk and slammed into the light pole and crossing arm. >> berkeley police have a warn bath new t
. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> merry christmas eve, everybody. i'm rob nelson. and we have another familiar face. to my left this morning, welcome back from the west coast, brandi hitt.
of the year at the l.a. on our show. >> rob black will have more with winners and losers on wall street. traffic is bumper-to-bumper at the 18 we we right back. watching the winners and losers on wall street with rob black let's talk although sales. >> this ties into hurricane sandy car sales were down more than expected for hurricane sandy. on a year- to-year basis it's still pretty good. gm is trading higher than expectations ford is up 6 1/2%. tokyo that is up 17.2%. this is a good number, over 150 million units in 2012. we by car the me go out and buy things for our car we have a mechanic we pay the people that's right here on the body with foam. that is nice to see that it's getting a little easier. >> it is nice to see ford and chrysler with good numbers. delta airlines talking about buying a stake in virgin atlantic. they're buying it from singapore is it? >> for us as a flyer it means that we can get into europe from a lot of cities in america where delta flies out of if the deal goes through. it is a win for us. virgin atlantic is not burgeoned america >> i love that airline >>
. these are the suspects. police said they pulled up, pulled out a gun, then robbed takers on the carquinex bridge. the robbers have happened. 10 times between ledger and this past may. investigators say, that these men committed at least three of those 10. >> these broke into a van and to catch a luggage from a oakland christian youth group what they were visiting florida. a group of about two dozen teens and young adults stop to eat at a restaurant yesterday afternoon after arriving in fort lauderdale. for a weekend news conference. a group of member say that the thieves broke into the rental van and took about $12,000 in cash, most of their luggage and their ids. >> high end women's shoes, worth more than $10,000, were stolen out of a car in san francisco's mission district. though online women's shoe company just launched in july and specializes simplesse size women's shoes. on monday, 50 sample issues were stolen out of the trunk of the company represents a scar near 19th and valencia streets. >> 18 year-old man is behind bars this morning in redwood city after being arrested in connection wi
crimes. at least two americans were kidnappings this year. other u-s travelers been attacked and robbed recently after leaving the airport in port-aw-prince. in addition, bacterial infections like cholera are common in many parts of the country, and medical services are extremely limited. bad news for families trying to adopt children from russia. president vladimir putin has signed a law banning adoptions by americans. russia is retaliating against a u-s. law that imposes sanctions on russians who are found to be human rights violators. about 50 u.s. families were in the process of adopting children. the head of a bay area agency says it's not dealing with any local clients at the moment. but it's devastating news to others across the country. in france. the government has thrown out a plan to tax the country's ultra-rich at a 75 percent rate. the tax was one of the president's campaign promises. however, a consititutional council says the amount was excessive. some felt that the tax would not solve the country's fiscal problems. and would only push wealthy people out of the country. f
will have more with our financial expert with rob. the average u.s. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped nearly 10¢ over the past three weeks. according to aaa the state average right now on california's three of 6¢ for rather gas-- gallon of gas. in san francisco $3.70. in oakland $3.58. and san jose three rows 57¢ a gallon. >> a live look at your mount tam this monday morning. the time is 8:36 a.m.. the camera is jetting around not as much as earlier. look at the blue sky and a gorgeous day. you have to take advantage of it because we do have changes. the bay area favored way to bring in the new year is always with kron for the biggest party and spectacular fireworks. what all be on kron fours yearnew year's live show. kron for new year's live. we will be right back. welcome back in world newfs no. career unorth korea--scients found a technical deficiency they stated that technicians are pushing for final preparations korea as a ready to push it into orbit. the >> wreckage of a small plane has been found with no survivors. they stated that it was founder mexico. they stated
with financial expert rob black at 915. clear skies this morning but rain is headed our way. it is a little foggy over stanford cisco is you can see in this live shot. the kron4 news continues in just two minutes. >> a school bus crash in castro valley. these pictures from skyes 7 abc news. kron4 is live on the scene with crews in the air and on the grounds. >> pitchers from skyes 7 from abc news. a crash between a school bus into cars in castro valley. while late is currently block on southbound east 40th street. kron4 said jackie sizzle is on his way to the scene and he will have a live report as soon as possible. >> we will get word as soon as possible. >> contra costa county supervisors are scheduled to vote today on a plan that would close four fire stations next month. kron 4 urs will tran joins us live from the fire station set for closure in martinez. we'll? >> unless they come up with $4 million a looks like it will happen. the board of supervisors will tackle this it 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. there are hoping their residents can somehow, with the mining or some type of solution to preve
base for the dow? rob black will be on a 915 as the kron4 morning news continues in two minutes. (male announcer) live from the bay area here is your kron 4 news we're starting with the weather because we of kind of been through this morning. it was wet and now we have sunshine. >> and some places we saw sunshine other areas there are some showers. it looks like right now we have some heavier it sells to the south of us. if you look basically around san mateo that is where we are seeing some light rain. the yellow might be a little more moderate rainfall right now. is scattered in nature. we are not seen widespread rain. heading closer and we had a sell cross over 280 is now headed closer to the san mateo area and we can see some pretty good downpours. it will not last very long. in san jose we have just a little bit of activity south of san jose. there is very light activity and other places are drying out. for the most part the east bay as drying out this morning. we're looking at little areas of light rain for antioch. also ease the walnut creek. with bigger stars coming up towards
foreclosures since december 2006. >> rob black will be talking about winners and losers on wall street. the approach the bay bridge has been an easy commute with lots of sunshine. we will be right back. >> watching today's winners and losers on wall street we will start with the fed robin. fed tide rates of joblessness with a target of 6.5% >> at as a group charged in theory with regulating inflation. they lower the cost of money when there is no inflation. their target is 2 1/2% on inflation. yesterday they said we will raise interest rates when the employee unemployment number reaches 6 1/2%. i wanted to get that right. what is interesting about that is companies can borrow money cheaper but that does not mean people will go out and spend money. they said we will go into a recession if and this is a pretty big if they did not get together and come to a deal to avert civil tax increases next year. >> global maps is now back on the iphone. is a winner but i think it's a loser. >> someone more influential denmarthan mark david ho is gushing this morning. all of the directions are in the
the bay of rob pretty quiet weather with pre cold mornings at a mess. slight potential for showers on thursday before the north bay and overall mild and sunny and warmer weather transitioning into the weekend. >> very light traffic around the bay area but hazardous driving conditions reported for the north bay and east bay. i is is reported as of 1 01 of palo the boulevard south. it is seed 1 01 frontage road through palo loma. it is just out of 116 were an accident was reported because of icing conditions. that is also the case on paulo damn road up there is an accident earlier this morning. the trip because of this accident was black ice. there is lucky there is only one vehicle involved in the accident they will and send to do some standing there. freeways and bridges that bridge westbound ride is clear here with no problems. the ride to the san mateo bridge is very light this morning. the golden gate bridge is problem free conditions both southbound and northbound. >> a quick break as the kron4 morning news continues until 10:00. here is san jose where traffic is very light of
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